Tag Archives: August Rigo

Normani signs solo deal with Keep Cool / RCA Records

9 Apr

Fifth Harmony member Normani has signed a solo deal with Keep Cool / RCA Records, which is a new joint venture co-founded by Tunji Balogun.

RCA houses other artists including Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Chris Brown, Zayn Malik, Kesha, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Alicia Keys, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Tinashe, Martin Garrix, Era Istrefi, Craig David, and SZA.

Normani’s current promotional single “Love Lies” with labelmate Khalid, which was collectively produced by Jack Antonoff alongside Ryan “Charlie Handsome” Vojtesak and Jamil “Digi” Chammas, is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

For her debut album, Normani has worked with Stargate (Rita Ora, Charli XCX), Nija Charles (Chris Brown, Cardi B), August Rigo (Ginette Claudette, Justin Bieber), Boi-1da (Drake, Nicole Scherzinger), Tayla Parx (Ariana Grande, Janelle Monae) and Bonnie McKee (Ellie Goulding, Kelly Clarkson).

Watch the music video for “Love Lies” below.

Ginette Claudette releases new promotional single “Twisted”

6 Apr

American singer/songwriter Yinette Mendez, professionally known as Ginette Claudette, has released her new promotional single online.

“Twisted” – which was collectively produced by regular collaborator August Rigo alongside Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus, Jonathan Yip, Ray McCullough of The Stereotypes – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Claudette’s upcoming sophomore studio collection is expected to arrive later this year via SummerChild Records.

The still-untitled collection serves as the follow-up to 2015’s “All the Way Back” and 2014’s “Tainted Emotions,” which spawned singles “Hold Me, Touch Me, Love Me” and the Rico Love-assisted “Better Love.”

Stream the audio clip for “Twisted” below.

Normani unveils new promotional single “Love Lies” with Khalid

14 Feb

American singer, songwriter, and dancer Normani has unveiled her new duet with fellow recording artist Khalid online.

“Love Lies” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Taken from the original motion picture soundtrack “Love, Simon;” the track was co-written by Taylor “Tayla Parx” Parks alongside Ryan “Charlie Handsome” Vojtesak and Jamil “Digi” Chammas.

Having signed a publishing deal with Tim Blacksmith and Danny D’s Stellar Songs, which also houses artists including Sam Smith and Grace Carter, Normani is expected to release her debut solo project later this year.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Stargate, Bonnie McKee, August Rigo, James Fauntleroy, Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard, and Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels.

Stream the audio clip for “Love Lies” below.

Normani Kordei announces release date for Khalid-duet “Love Lies”

13 Feb

American singer, songwriter, and dancer Normani Kordei has announced the release date for her new duet with fellow recording artist Khalid.

“Love Lies” is scheduled to arrive on February 14 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Taken from the upcoming original motion picture soundtrack “Love, Simon;” the track was co-written by Taylor “Tayla Parx” Parks alongside Ryan “Charlie Handsome” Vojtesak and Jamil “Digi” Chammas.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Kordei has signed a new publishing deal with Timmy Blacksmith and Danny D’s Stellar Songs and is expected drop her debut solo project later this year.

For the still-untitled collection, the Fifth Harmony star has teamed up with Stargate (Camila Cabello, Zara Larsson), Bonnie McKee (Kylie Minogue, Rita Ora), August Rigo (Kehlani, Chris Brown), James Fauntleroy (Rihanna, Bridget Kelly), Starrah (Madonna, Katy Perry) and Boi-1da (Drake, Nicki Minaj).

Normani Kordei signs publishing deal with Stellar Songs

3 Feb

American singer, songwriter, and dancer Normani Kordei has signed a new publishing deal with Stellar Songs.

Founded by Tim Blacksmith and Danny D, Stellar Songs also houses artists, songwriters and producers including Stargate, Emeli Sande, Kiesza, Sam Smith, Autumn Rowe, Diztortion, Charli XCX, Girli, Netsky, and Grace Carter.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Kordei’s upcoming debut album – featuring contributions from Bonnie McKee, August Rigo, Tayla Parx, Boi-1da, and Stargate – is scheduled to arrive later this year.

Kordei has also recorded a new duet with fellow recording artist Khalid entitled “Love Lies,” taken from the upcoming original motion picture soundtrack “Love, Simon.” The track was co-written by Tayla Parks alongside Ryan “Charlie Handsome” Vojtesak and Jamil “Digi” Chammas.

Ben Stevenson releases debut mini album “Dirty Laundry”

8 Nov

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Ben Stevenson has released his debut mini-album online.

“Dirty Laundry” – featuring hit single “Summer Dealer” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Frostbyte Media.

The project boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Happy Perez (Frank Ocean, K. Michelle), Meleni “Polly A.” Smith (Kat Dahlia, Angel Haze) and August Rigo (Ginette Claudette, One Direction).

Peep the songwriting credits for “Dirty Laundry” below.

“Summer Dealer”
Written By: [Ben Stevenson / Meleni Smith / Nathan “Happy” Perez].

“Ecstasy”
Written By: [Ben Stevenson / Nathan “Happy” Perez].

“Still”
Written By: [Ben Stevenson / Michael Imperial / Andrew Gordon Macpherson].

“Imagining You”
Written By: [Ben Stevenson / August Rigo].

“Girls Like You”
Written By: [Ben Stevenson / Michael Imperial / Andrew Gordon Macpherson].

“Love Could Be”
Written By: [Ben Stevenson / Meleni Smith / Nathan “Happy” Perez].

“Start Over”
Written By: [Ben Stevenson].

Ginette Claudette unwraps artwork for new single “Better Love”

2 Mar

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Ginette Claudette has unwrapped the official artwork for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter dubbed “Better Love” – which features Rico Love – as the next promotional single from her debut album, “Tainted Emotions,” now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

The track – written by Ginette Claudette, Rico Love, and August Rigo – has been posted to the artist’s Official SoundCloud Page on Friday (February 28, 2014).

Among the other artists Rico Love – born Richard Butler – has previously collaborated are Beyonce (“Sweet Dreams”), Kelly Rowland (“Commander”), Michelle Williams (“The Greatest”) and Usher (“Hey Daddy”).

Meanwhile, notable songwriting credits by Rigo include Justine Skye’s “Hard Work” [Atlantic Records], Big Time Rush’s “Confetti Falling” [Columbia Records] and Justin Bieber’s “Maria” [Island Def Jam Recordings].

Listen to Ginette Claudette’s “Better Love” below.